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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carl Clinton Van Doren  

Pen Name: Carl Clinton Van Doren, Carl Van Doren


Born: September 10, 1885 in Hope, Illinois

Died: July 18, 1950, in Torrington, CT

-- Carl Clinton Van Doren on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Carl was the son of a country doctor and was raised on the family farm in Vermillion County, Illinois. He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1907.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl Clinton Van Doren was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren.

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Benjamin Franklin /
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Benjamin Franklin /
ISBN: 0140152601. OCLC Number: 22907544

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Comprehensive biography of Benjamin Franklin incorporating his letters, manuscripts, journals, and published works.

Three worlds /
ISBN: 0837198313. OCLC Number: 3274261

Greenwood Press,. .